Movimiento Indígena Pachacutik

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Movimiento Indígena Pachacutik

The Indigenous Pachacutik Movement (Movimiento Indígena Pachacutik, MIP), a radical and separatist stream of katarismo in Bolivia, was founded in 2000 by the often flamboyant and unpredictable Aymara leader Felipe Quispe, el Mallku ("the condor"). In the 2002 elections, MIP won 6 of 130 congressional seats. Quispe, as its presidential candidate, attained 6.1 percent of the popular vote. By the 2005 elections, its influence having waned, it won only 2.2 percent of the popular vote. With the election of indigenous leader Evo Morales to the presidency in January 2006, Quispe and the MIP, which considered Morales a reformer, dropped from active public participation.

See alsoAymara; Katarismo; Morales, Evo; Quispe, Felipe.


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                                        Linda Farthing

                                         BenjamÍn Kohl

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